By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive
on June 24, 2015 at 5:00 AM, updated June 24, 2015 at 9:56 AM

Oregon makes history next week, joining a handful of states where it’s legal to possess and grow marijuana.

Voters last fall said yes to a law that does two key things: Allows anyone 21 and older to possess and grow cannabis and directs the state to create a regulated industry that produces and sells marijuana for recreational use.

The personal possession and cultivation provisions of the new law take effect July 1. Oregonians can possess up to an ounce of cannabis away from home and up to 8 ounces at home. Every household can grow up to four marijuana plants.

The Oregon Legislature and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission are still crafting regulations that will shape the state’s regulated industry. Sales of marijuana aren’t expected to begin until late 2016, though lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell to recreational consumers this year.


Where can I buy marijuana?

A: Unless you’re an Oregon medical marijuana patient, there’s no way to legally buy marijuana. Legal marijuana sales aren’t expected to begin until late 2016.

So where can I get marijuana?

A: For now, you’ll have to depend on the generosity of friends. People with marijuana may give it away or share it, but they can’t sell it. You also can grow your own at home.


Where can I legally buy marijuana plants?

A: You’re out of luck. For now, only medical marijuana patients in Oregon can buy starter cannabis plants, known as clones, from dispensaries. Once the state’s retail industry is up and running, anyone 21 an…  Read the rest of the Oregon – Legalized Marijuana 411 FAQ »